|30th September 8pm||Commedia of Errors||The Táin|
|2nd October 8pm||Lorcan Mc Grane||Rural Irish Geek|
|8th October 8pm||Mend & Mekedo Theatre Company||Lucinda Sly|
|15th October 8pm||City Theatre Company||Importance of Being Honest|
|30th October 8pm||Bare Bodkin Theatre Company||Flann's Yer Only Man|
Wednesday 30th September 8pm
Commedia of Errors
The Queen of Connacht has come North to steal Ulster's legendary Brown Bull. With the men of Ulster sick with the curse, only CúChulainn can stop her. It's a shame he hasn't got two brain cells to rub together. Luckily his trusty servant stands by his side to save the hero from his own stupidity. With the stupid leading the stupider, in a fight against the idiots, who will prevail? There's only one way to find out... Fresh from its barnstorming debut at the International Theatre Festival in Milan, Italy, come and see why audiences have called it: 'Outstanding.' 'A riotous, breathtaking, hilarious tale of villainy and terror.' 'A laugh riot.' 'Absolutely electrifying and enjoyable.' 'A furiously jolly rollercoaster of a ride, with barrels of laughs.'
Friday 2nd October 8pm
Lorcan Mc Grane
Rural Irish Geek
Resident MC of the Monaghan Arts Network, comedian Lorcan McGrane presents his first theatre show at the New Garage Theatre Monaghan with offbeat and hilarious stories of rural Irish life through a lens of science fiction and superhero geekiness. This show will answer such questions as why there no rural Irish superheroes, why people who get abducted by aliens are never good at drawing or taking photographs, and what those mystical hand signals of country tractor drivers mean. Lorcan has been regaling audiences with his uniquely funny of stories and jokes inspired by comics, action figures and wandering around rural charity shops seeking the geeky strangeness of everyday life.
Thursday 8th October 8pm
Mend & Mekedo Theatre Company
John Mc Kenna
In March 1835, ten thousand people crammed the streets of Carlow to see the public hanging of Lucinda Sly and John Dempsey. It was to be the last public hanging of a woman in the town. Sly and Dempsey had been convicted of the murder of Lucinda's husband, Walter. Lucinda was a Protestant, John a Catholic; Lucinda was a landowner, John her labourer; Lucinda was 58 years old, John was less than half her age. They were lovers.John MacKenna's new play is a tale of love, lust, land and murder - a passionate and powerful play intended for over-16s. Lucinda Sly is the first of a trilogy of plays - the Barrow Trilogy - set in the Carlow area, to be produced by Mend & Makedo Theatre Co.
Thursday 15th October 8pm
City Theatre Company
Importance of Being Honest
‘From the moment I saw you I distrusted you'
Friday 30th October 8pm
Bare Bodkin Theatre Company
Flann's Yer only Man
Following a very successful presentation of The Great Hunger last January, Bare Bodkin Theatre Co brings Val O' Donnell's hilarious Flann’s Yer Only Man to theGarage Theatre for one night only.